Editor’s note: A 30 column is a chance for departing permanent staff to say farewell and reflect on their time spent in The Daily Texan’s basement office. The term comes from the old typesetting mark (-30-) to denote the end of a line.
I don’t think most Texan staffers join the newspaper in their senior year and leave after they graduate. The odd timing of my tenure was compounded by the fact that I had no prior journalism experience, and had only decided to try out for general reporting on a whim.
With my Texan biography out of the way, I could spend the remainder of this column analyzing and opining our publication’s relevance in the age of digital media. I could rattle off a number of memorable experiences and inside jokes, or I could divine what working at the Texan means for my future.
Instead, I will simply thank my co-workers, advisers and readers for making my time here magnificent.